Soapy Gnome has never used palm oil in our soaps.
Palm oil is used in many foods, soaps, and body care products. In soap, palm oil makes a nice hard bar and helps create a stable lather. In many soap formulas, it makes up as much as 50% of the ingredients. It’s also a relatively inexpensive oil which makes it even more appealing.
When it’s cold and snowy, nothing is cozier than making tea and enjoying some reading. The ritual of steeping and preparing tea, then wrapping your mitts around your mug sets a cozy mood.
Kaitlin shows us how to make the perfect cup of tea.
I get what makes a pretty Instagram feed: pretty pictures, happy people, colors that pop. As an entrepreneur, I am also fully aware that what we see in these feeds is only a few brief, well-cropped moments. This is also true for most of what we see on Facebook.
Most behind-the-scenes moments are made of dirt, grit, hard work, sweat, tears, failure, and sometimes even blood!
In the handmade body care industry, many of us got into the business because we were looking for a more natural product. Most makers also really enjoy the process.
When trying to figure out what sets Soapy Gnome apart from other businesses, I really struggled. My customers could see a difference in my product. But, I was having a hard time seeing what that difference is and expressing it in actual words.